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SXSW Interactive 2014

The Dynamic Site is Dead

What’s old is new again. Content delivery systems that push static, or ‘flat’ HTML files are back. Jekyll, Middleman, Prose.io, GitHub Pages have led a new wave of sites — particularly in government — that are being deployed faster, simpler, more securely. The time has come to throw out your database and your backend infrastructure...or has it? Come join a lively discussion on the pitfalls, peril, and ultimate glory involved in deploying content in a post CMS world, and learn how government sites are in fact leading the way.

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  1. Why get rid of our CMS? Isn't a CMS a good thing?
  2. What does 'static website' actually mean?
  3. Implications of going static - how to edit content?
  4. How to start?
  5. What are the security and performance implications?



Danny Chapman, Director of Design, NIC

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  • Tags: design
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Design and Development
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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